5 Seconds of Summer announce shock split – as it’s revealed they will still release a fifth studio album
Australian band 5 Seconds of Summer have parted ways with their US record label Interscope Records, and their long-term management.
The LA-based pop group – which consists of singer Luke Hemmings, Ashton Irwin, Michael Clifford and Calum Hood – have separated from Modest Management after almost a decade.
5SOS were signed to Interscope Records in 2019, five years after releasing music through their own label, Hi or Hey Records.
Shock split: 5 Seconds of Summer have announced their split with their US record label and long-term management. L-R: Michael Clifford, Luke Hemmings, Calum Hood and Ashton Irwin
Daily Mail Australia can reveal the band will now be represented by their LA management company, YMU Group.
The news of their departure from Modest comes as the group recently celebrated their enduring success.
‘Hard to believe we’ve been together as a band for nearly a decade now,’ the hit-makers wrote to their official page.
‘Whether you’re a new fan or have been with us since the beginning, thank you for being a part of this incredible journey with us.’
Look how far we’ve come! The Aussie rocker recently celebrated almost a decade together as they reflected on their journey via a heartfelt post in December
Throwback! A second photograph shows the four-piece outside Sydney’s Annandale Hotel, where they played their first concert together in 2011
The post was accompanied by before-and-after images of the band posing arm-in-arm.
The ‘after’ image showed the boys beaming outside together, while the ‘before’ image showed the four-piece outside Sydney’s Annandale Hotel, where they played their first concert together in 2011.
It comes as the group returned to social media on Friday morning to announce that a fifth studio album is on the way.
‘We are making a new album,’ Michael, 25, announced during a Twitter live stream alongside his fellow bandmates.
‘It sounds like… a step in the right direction,’ Luke said of fans can expect, unclear if he was referring to the album’s new sound or the band’s new direction.
It’s unclear if their next album will be released through Hi or Hey Records or independently.
Still going strong! Despite parting ways with their management and label, on Friday morning 5SOS announced fans can expect a fifth studio album soon